the biggest question in the series, Goblin Slayer Face Reveal. Does Goblin Slayer ever reveal his face in the anime or the manga? We are here to answer that question.
Goblin Slayer created quite a stir among the audiences with its very first episode. The first season premiered in October 2018, ending with 12 episodes. Initially rated PG by Crunchyroll, it has got an MA rating now.
Since the finale ended with a cliffhanger, fans are waiting for Goblin Slayer Season 2. And now for the biggest question in the series, Goblin Slayer Face Reveal. Does Goblin Slayer ever reveal his face in the anime or the manga? We are here to answer that question.
Why Goblin Slayer Face is Always Hidden?
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Goblin Slayer (Who’s actual name is never mentioned in the anime) has a very traumatic past. His entire village was killed, raped, and burned down by Goblins. On that day he took a vow to kill all the Goblin in the world. And since then he’s been training to make himself stronger to be able to take on Goblins.
He uses various methods to kill Goblins such as swords, magic, traps, etc. His armor is a way to defend himself from Goblin. And because he is so paranoid about goblins he never takes off his armor. And therefore for the majority of the duration of the show Goblin Slayer Face is always Hidden.
Do we Ever See Goblin Slayer Face?
The fight to safeguard the town against the Goblin Lord and his swarm of cronies was sufficiently climactic, yet when Priestess requested that the nominal person eliminate his head protector at the completion it was the initial time the vast majority of different characters had seen Goblin Slayer’s face. It was proclaimed that “this is the substance of a champion” and every one of the young ladies was eager to see this shockingly attractive face.
The issue was, that the anime has just given us side perspectives or scenes where his face is just to some extent shown. A few fans are trusting that Goblin Slayer Season 2 will vitalize Goblin Slayer Face in full structure, yet that may not be the situation.
About Goblin Slayer
Goblin Slayer began as a light novel series written by Kumo Kagyu in 2016. Two manga adaptations by Kosuke Kurose and Masahiro Ikeno also began the same year and is published in Monthly Gangan magazine. Another prequel manga by Kento Eida is published in Young Gangan Magazine.
Another spinoff prequel by Kagyu titled Goblin Slayer Side Story: Year One, was published in 2018. A second spinoff Goblin Slayer Side Story 2: Daikatana of Singing Death published in 2019 with further chapters to come.
The story of Goblin Slayer revolves around a group of adventurers who join the Guild and take different jobs to earn money and glory. A priestess, on her first mission, gets into trouble with goblins and is rescued by an adventurer Goblin Slayer, who only wants to kill goblins.
Possibility of a New Season
The 2018 anime primarily covers the light novels by Kagyu. Looking at only Kagyu’s light novels, which have 13 volumes and 3 volumes of side stories, there is enough content to refer to. Producers can make more than two seasons from it. The first season covered volumes 1 and 2 and partially volume 4.
Even after that, there is a manga with more than 18 volumes including the spinoffs. So from the context of the content, it looks all good.
The movie Goblin Slayer: Goblin’s Crown premiered on February 2020, which covered the fifth volume. The movie can also be taken as an indication that the anime is still under consideration for another season. In an interview, one of the members of the production team did say that there will be a second season and it will premiere in 2022. However, there is no official release date yet.
What Can We Expect in The New Season?
The finale revealed a part of Goblin Slayer Face, with two scars near his chin, as he defeated Goblin Lord and saved his hometown. In the end, it is revealed that he is just a pawn to something big. But the Gods seem to take an interest in him as he refuses his fate to be controlled by them.
The second season would definitely include more goblin slaying. With the Harvest Festival preparations going on, everybody seems to be carefree except Goblin Slayer, who senses a new threat approaching. The second season could feature Dark Elf as the main antagonist who wreaks havoc at the festival. It could cover more of volume 4 and volume 3.
In case the second season has more episodes, we could see it cover 6 and 7 too. Hopefully, it happens so, because volumes 6 and 7 go deeper into the characters and it would give a nice progression to the anime series.
After a short hiatus of over three years, the Goblin Slayer seems finally on the horizon. In relief, to fans, The Goblin Slayer Season 2 is finally confirmed to be in production. The announcement was made by studio White Fox on January 31, 2021.
All that is Known So Far
Goblin Slayer is one of the most berserk isekai. The tonal differences in the new anime series represent the revival of dark fantasy as a genre. The plot of the anime is based on the Goblin Slayer by author Kagyu Kumo and illustrator Noboru Kannatsuki. It was started in 2016 and has completed 13 volumes.
Upon comparing the anime with the original graphic novel more backstory and world-building is dealt with in the novel when compared to the anime. As of now, the anime adapted two books and 29 manga chapters. It should be noted that the Goblin Slayer finale finished off with the ending of the first light novel.
It is expected that the series would begin mostly on a positive note. The plot will pick up from the 2020 movie Goblin Slayer: Goblin’s Crown. The addition of new characters to the series is highly anticipated. The much-awaited of them all is the plot device of the paladin goblin. Meanwhile, the choice of book for the new season from the light novel is highly uncertain. It should be noted here that the makers still have 9 novels to chose from.
Goblin Slayer Season 2 Release Date Schedule
The release date is covered in uncertainty. The studio has not yet given a timeline for release. As per insider estimates, it’s possible that the Goblin Slayer Season 2 will only come out in late 2022. But it’s more likely to start streaming in early 2023.
Given the overall balance, the anime presents with regard to violence, it received a lot of appreciation from critics. Also, the development of goblins as sinful creatures makes violence against them kind of “justifiable”.
It remains to be seen now, what the next season brings on the table. Meanwhile, expectations are at an all-time high.
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